Developing theoretically informed typologies in international business: Why we need them, and how to do it
Geoffrey Wood and
Additional contact information
Geoffrey Wood: Social Science Centre
Journal of International Business Studies, 2022, vol. 53, issue 9, No 15, 2133-2146
Abstract In this article, we make the case for theoretically/logically derived explanatory typologies and their constituent ideal types, arguing that they can provide us with the basis to further understand dynamic and complex contemporary phenomena. We contrast this approach with dominant analytical strategies in international-business research. We show that the greater use of explanatory typologies and their associated ideal types in international-business research facilitates comparisons of similar cases; illuminates key, but relatively under-researched aspects of phenomenon; promotes theory building; and readily supports configurational analyses. By doing this, explanatory typologies can underpin rigorous analyses, and enhance the relevance of research findings on causally complex contemporary phenomena at different analytical levels.
Keywords: international business theory; explanatory typologies; ideal types; configurational analysis; transaction cost theory; transaction cost economics; or transaction cost analysis; state capitalism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1057/s41267-022-00529-3 Abstract (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:53:y:2022:i:9:d:10.1057_s41267-022-00529-3
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... nt/journal/41267/PS2
Access Statistics for this article
Journal of International Business Studies is currently edited by John Cantwell
More articles in Journal of International Business Studies from Palgrave Macmillan, Academy of International Business
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().